Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a West Virginia Mountain State Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in West Virginia. If you have additional questions or concerns about the West Virginia SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services for assistance.
West Virginia Eligibility
SNAP is administered by the WV DHHR and governed by federal law and regulations of the US Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Services. SNAP provides monthly benefits to help eligible households buy food. Eligibility to receive benefits is based on household size, income, assets and some household expenses as determined by the federal government. The asset limit is $2,250 for households. NOTE: Most households will not be subject to the asset limit but if at least one person is at least age 60 or disabled, the asset limit is $3,250.
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,408 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
Most people must pass a gross income test and then a net income test. Before total income is compared to the federal net income limits, certain deductions are applied to the income, such as: 20% earned income disregard, child care costs, excess shelter/utility costs, court-ordered child support paid out, etc.
The amount of SNAP benefits issued to eligible persons is based on household size and countable income, after all deductions are applied. Households with an elderly or disabled person are given special consideration. In addition to the higher asset limit, there is no gross income test and more excess shelter/utility costs can be deducted, and medical expenses over $35 per month.
SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase food for human consumption and seeds/plants to grow food at home. Food Stamp benefits cannot be used for: household items, grooming products, tobacco, alcohol products, pet food, etc.
If you have questions or issues about your SNAP application or SNAP benefits, then call the Customer Services Center at 1-877-716-1212. You now have the convenience and security to report changes, apply for benefits and complete reviews all from your My InROADS Account.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Documents